Portland Has Lost Burrasca, One of its Top Italian Restaurants

Portland’s Italian scene has lost one of its stars. Tuscan restaurant Burrasca has closed after more than seven years serving bowls of slow-braised wild boar pappardelle, steamy ribollita, and tender braised squid.

Burrasca announced on January 15 via social media post that it had closed permanently. The post did not describe a reason for the closure, other than that the lease was coming to a close and that it was “time for more focus on well-being and family; time to consider new and inspiring projects.”

Burrasca’s story is a familiar one to many Portlanders: finding success as a food cart after opening in summer of 2013, the family-owned Italian

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